Last Updated on 17th August 2023 by Chauncey Morgan
We’ve all done it at some point — you see your hairbrush looking nasty with hair stuck all around the bristles, yet you leave it like that because you do not have enough time to clean it. Let me tell you this: It is so easy to clean a wooden brush that once you do it, you will never let your brush look dirty and neglected again.
When it comes to cleaning hairbrushes, it is not only important to clean your wooden brush but to clean all types of brushes that you use on your hair often. All that tangled hair mixed with oils and dust negatively affects your hair. Spending just a few minutes to clean your brush can leave your hair looking so much nicer and being so much healthier.
Besides cleaning, another important thing is using a brush that will not damage, pull, or tug on your hair. You need a brush that will detangle it easily, leaving it frizz-free and tame. In case you’re looking for a brush that can help you achieve this, I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to look any further than a wooden brush.
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Why Wooden Brushes?
Wooden brushes are so popular nowadays because they are so gentle and easy on the hair. They distribute natural oils all over your hair, reduce breakage, and make your hair look so much shinier and smoother. As if that is not enough, they usually come at an affordable price, so everyone can get one that suits their hair perfectly!
If this all sounds interesting and you are willing to give wooden brushes a try, that is great! But before that, I would like to tell you more about how to clean the brush once you start using it. So stick around for the step-by-step guide and see what it takes to clean a wooden hairbrush!
How to Clean a Wooden Brush: Step-by-Step Guide
Cleaning a wooden brush is very simple. It does not require any special cleaning detergents or solutions even though there are a ton of those on the market right now. The truth is that you only need some water, maybe a few drops of rubbing alcohol, and a few minutes of your time to make the brush spotless! So if you’re ready to learn how to clean a wooden bristle hairbrush, grab your brush and let’s get to cleaning.
Step 1 – Remove Loose Hair from Your Brush
I tend to tie my hair up in a bun or a ponytail most days. When I loosen up my hair and try to comb it, I find that a lot of loose hair comes out and it just sticks to the brush. If this is something that happens to your hair as well, you should remove the loose hair immediately.
Using your fingers, a tweezer, or maybe even a smaller comb, you should remove all of the hair stuck between the bristles. Since wooden brushes have bristles that are further apart from each other compared to regular plastic combs, I do not think you will have any problem removing the hair.
Step 2 – Give Your Brush a Bath
Once you remove the loose hair, you can move on to what I like to call the brush bath! In a bowl, put some lukewarm water and a few drops of shampoo. Stir it a bit, and then put the brush into the water. It should stay in the water for only a few seconds; you don’t want to let any water get into the brush and stay there!
If you see that there is a lot of gunk that does not want to come off of the brush, you can use an old toothbrush that has been dipped in the water to gently scrub the place between the bristles until it is completely clean. You can scrub for as long as you need, just make sure that you remove all of the dirt before you move on to the next step.
Step 3 – Clean the Brush Handle
Before you finish off cleaning the brush, you should focus on cleaning the handle as well. For this part, you will need a cotton pad or a cloth that has been dipped in water and a few drops of rubbing alcohol. With that pad or cloth, you should rub the handle until it is spotless.
Step 4 – Dry the Brush
The final step requires you to place the brush on a clean, dry towel with the bristles facing downwards. That way, all the water can come off of the brush. Let the brush stay like that for at least a few hours or for as long as it takes to dry.
How Often Do You Clean a Wooden Brush?
With wooden hair brushes, I recommend that you clean them every two to three weeks. This can vary depending on how often you use the brush, how oily your hair gets, or how much product you use on your hair. If you use it more often, clean it every two weeks, but if you don’t use it that often, clean it at least once a month.
Final Thoughts on Cleaning Wooden Brushes
There you go, a complete guide telling you all about how to clean wooden brushes. It takes only a few minutes and a little bit of effort to clean the brush, and the benefits your hair gets from it are immeasurable!
I hope you liked the guide. If you have any thoughts or tips that you would like to share with me on this topic, do not hesitate to write them in the comments. I cannot wait to read them all!